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Vision & Strategy

Vision & Strategy

Envisioning 300 Years of Growth

Since our founding, the SoftBank Group has believed that technology is key to building a happier and more fulfilling future for all. We began as a pioneer in the Information Revolution, which transformed the way we communicate in ways that few could have imagined decades ago. Cutting-edge fields in this revolution have shifted from personal computers to the internet, then to broadband and later to smartphones. We have been at the forefront of these shifts, adapting our business model accordingly. 

Now we're entering the next chapter of transformation, driven by the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution that is poised to redefine all industries. We believe the next 20 years will bring greater innovation and disruption than the past 300 years. The way we live will be transformed - from how we travel to how we work, from how we detect diseases to how we cure them, and from how we construct our cities to how we grow our food. 

By making targeted investments around the world, including through the Vision Funds, the SoftBank Group‘s objective is to improve the quality of life around the world by accelerating the deployment of Al and breakthrough technologies. As leaders in the Information Revolution, we share a vision with the entrepreneurs in our portfolio and aspire to shape the future together.

Many consider us venture capitalists, but we see ourselves as Vision Capitalists.  We are investing in human progress by building an ecosystem of entrepreneurial companies with new technologies and business models that will usher in an age of unlimited potential, fueled by massive improvements in computing processing power and memory. 

We believe that wise applications of Al and breakthrough technologies will result in a more connected, efficient and joyful world. Our vision comes with the wish that people around the world will lead happier, more fulfilling lives through the technology-empowered products and services our ecosystem provides.